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Advice required on PC upgrade..

digit.sh

Journeyman
Hello guys,
I am new in this amazing forum(though I keep track of interesting posts when I get time). I am Kuntal, a 3rd year engg student from near Kolkata. I am particularly interested in GNU/Linux, programming and music,football,badminton and am a hardcore FC Barcelona supporter :cool: Though I keep track of new technologies and products, I don't know much about availalbility an market price.

I have an old Compaq Presario-1130il desktop, bought long back in 2004:grin: It ran fine for so many years, but recently started showing pre-death symptoms:grin:,also it can't play HD movies:-(. So, its a perfect excuse for me to upgrade:grin: I want to get rid of MOBO,CPU,PSU,HDD and RAM.

I need the following components:
1> CPU (preferably SB i5-2400 and i5-2500, not k-series, cause i'm not a gamer or overclocker).
2> MoBo (preferably MSI or Gigabyte)
3> RAM
4> HDD(don't need more than 500GB)
5> PSU (preferably corsair)
6> DVD writer

Compaq keyboard and mouse which I have, are superb and I don't need to change them. Cabinet is also ok. Of the above components, I am flexible with with everything except CPU.

My requirement is decent: programming,music, and occasional movies(should play HD files).
Budget: 25k( flexible, can be upped some more, if needed)

Motherboard and PSU are my main concern. They should be reliable, worry-free and long lasting. I dug up following mobos, are they good enough? Are these available in kolkata? What about price?

1> Gigabyte H67MA - UD2H B3 rev1.1 ---- Link: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3 (rev. 1.1)

2> Gigabyte H67M - UD2H B3 rev1.1 ---- Link: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H67M-UD2H-B3 (rev. 1.1)

3> MSI H67MA-E45 (B3) Link: ---- MSI Global – Mainboard - H67MA-E45 (B3)

4> MSI H67MA-ED55 (B3) ---- Link: MSI Global – Mainboard - H67MA-ED55 (B3)

5> MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) ---- Link: MSI Global – Mainboard - H67MA-E35 (B3)


I have no brand-affinity and I am completely flexible. Please let me know your suggestion and opinion about the mobos I selected and their price. Thakns in advance and belated happy holy to you all.:) You guys rock!!:grin:
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
welcome here :)

Component | Make | Price | Comments Processor |Intel Core i5 2400|9500|
Motherboard |Intel DH67BL|5500|no need to spend on costly h67 boards
RAM |G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL|2500|
HDD |Seagate 500GB 7200.12/ WDC 500GB Blue|1700|
DVD Writer |LG 22X SATA DVD|900|
PSU |Corsair CX400W|2500|
Case |CM Elite 430|2500|its always good to have better cabby with good system
| Total |25100|
 
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digit.sh

digit.sh

Journeyman
Thank you Jaskanwar:smile:

Just one concern, my existing monitor has only vga port, no hdmi, no dvi:sad: and intel DH67BL doesn't have any vga port. Is it possible to connect my monitor to DH67BL? I mean, is there any hdmi-to-vga or dvi-to-vga converter or something? If not, monitor will not be usable:-( and I am unwilling to get a new monitor. what do you say?
Will SB i5-2400 need custom cooler?
Another thing, are those components(SB-i5-2400,dh67bl,corsair-cx450) readily available in Kolkata? And the prices you given, are those including VAT?

Once again thank you for your kind reply:smile:
 

MegaMind

Human Spambot
Thank you Jaskanwar:smile:

Just one concern, my existing monitor has only vga port, no hdmi, no dvi:sad: and intel DH67BL doesn't have any vga port. Is it possible to connect my monitor to DH67BL? I mean, is there any hdmi-to-vga or dvi-to-vga converter or something? If not, monitor will not be usable:-( and I am unwilling to get a new monitor. what do you say?:

DVI to VGA adaptor is commonly avail costs~Rs.50


Will SB i5-2400 need custom cooler?
Nope, as u wont OC...


Another thing, are those components(SB-i5-2400,dh67bl,corsair-cx450) readily available in Kolkata? And the prices you given, are those including VAT?
Yes they inc. vat...

Get Nzxt Gamma cabby if avail(2.1K), has good cable management than CM430...
 

masterkd

Padawan
^no B3 motherboard available in kolkata now..Eastern logica confirmed DH67BL B3 will be available from 1st/2nd week of april!!
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
^^ will need to pay road tax (get road permit). best suggestion is to wait for B3 revision boards to be available.
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
Thank you Jaskanwar:smile:

Just one concern, my existing monitor has only vga port, no hdmi, no dvi:sad: and intel DH67BL doesn't have any vga port. Is it possible to connect my monitor to DH67BL? I mean, is there any hdmi-to-vga or dvi-to-vga converter or something? If not, monitor will not be usable:-( and I am unwilling to get a new monitor. what do you say?
Will SB i5-2400 need custom cooler?
Another thing, are those components(SB-i5-2400,dh67bl,corsair-cx450) readily available in Kolkata? And the prices you given, are those including VAT?

Once again thank you for your kind reply:smile:

you are welcome :)

yes converters are available.
no need of custom cooler. 2400 is very cool.
 
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digit.sh

digit.sh

Journeyman
Thank you guys for your reply.:)

Too bad that B3 boards still aren't available in Kolkata:x Meanwhile I mailed Primeabgb and SMC asking whether they have B3 boards or not(there was no info about B3 boards on their site). And just got a mail from prime:). Here it goes:

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email.
We have following products in stock.

Msi m67 ma- e35 b3 ver with core i5 – 2400 cpu= 15200/-
I5- 2500k with msi mother board = 18200/-


Thanks & Regards
Karan Kumbhar
Website Manager
Tel: 022 6740 2006
Shop Online @ Prime ABGB Today's Cool Deal !

I think "MSI M67-e35" is a typo, it should be H67

Now the real question is is it safe to deal online? How is their packaging? what if it get damaged on the way? If you guys have any experience please share:)
 

noob

Cyborg Agent
Thank you guys for your reply.:)

Too bad that B3 boards still aren't available in Kolkata:x Meanwhile I mailed Primeabgb and SMC asking whether they have B3 boards or not(there was no info about B3 boards on their site). And just got a mail from prime:). Here it goes:



I think "MSI M67-e35" is a typo, it should be H67

Now the real question is is it safe to deal online? How is their packaging? what if it get damaged on the way? If you guys have any experience please share:)
Called PrimeABGB now , All B3 version motherboard are out of stock and will be made available in 1st week of April.
 

swapnilbunty123

Broken In
you are welcome :)

yes converters are available.
no need of custom cooler. 2400 is very cool.

Hello ,

GA-H67A-UD3H-B3
GA-H67M-UD2H-B3
GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3
GA-H67A-USB3-B3

GA-H67MA-USB3-B3
GA-H67N-USB3-B3
GA-H67MA-D2H-B3
GA-H67M-D2-B3

GA-PH67A-UD3-B3
GA-PH67-UD3-B3
GA-PH67A-D3-B3
GA-H67A-D3H-B3

GA-PH67-DS3-B3
GA-PH67A-UD3
GA-PH67-UD3
GA-H67MA-UD2H

GA-H67A-UD3H
GA-H67MA-D2H
GA-H67M-UD2H
GA-H67M-D2

can u plz tell me which one is better mobo for core i5 2500k from above ??
and my budget is at most Rs.7000/-

can u plz send me price list of above mobo's ( Mumbai rate } ????

thank you !!!
 

macho84

Ambassador of Buzz
H67 is not advisable as 2500k is oc capable go for msi z68 based they are cost effective. More 2k is worth investing buddy
 

swapnilbunty123

Broken In
H67 is not advisable as 2500k is oc capable go for msi z68 based they are cost effective. More 2k is worth investing buddy

Hello macho84,

i am not going to OC d pc but my plan is to get GPU after 2 months that why putting some money for Intel HD 3000 now .

you r told me that Z68 board are good but can you plz give me couple of mobo price of that sort [z68] pref ( Gigabyte ) ???

i thought they may me expensive.

my budget for mobo is not more than 7.5k.
If in that case should is go for H67 ??

is yes then which one is cost effective ??
can any H67 board come in between 5k-6k , plz specify !!!!

Than you !!
 

rajatGod512

N00B Troller
@swapnilbunty123 1.You should start a new thread for your own problems.
2.Do you have the 2500k proccy with you?
3.If yes then definitely buy a Z68 board as 2500k is capable of overclocking and is unlocked which requires a z68 / p67 motherboard to overclock.
4.If you havent stil bought it buy the following
Core i5 2400 @10.5k
Intel DH67BL @5.5k
 
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